Our National Parks and other federally managed lands offer a great opportunity to photographers and other artists. That is, the Artists in Residency program. In this episode David Hunter and I discuss what these programs are all about, how to apply and our own applications for going to Alaska this summer.
Links Mentioned in today’s show:
Arts in the Parks:https://www.nps.gov/subjects/arts/air.htm
USDA Forest Service Alaska:https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r10/specialplaces/?cid=stelprd3820977
David Hunter Website:davidhunterphoto.com
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Today I’m talking with David Hunter about Artist in the Park Residencies, David, Welcome to the show:
- Getting to know you a bit, tell us about you and your photography
- Artist in the park Residency, what is it?
- Who should apply, what qualifies someone for this experience?
- Any advice for which ones to go for when it’s your first time?
- What turns them off from an applicant?
- They require outreach/informational programs from the applicant after they return home (and some while on site). What types are they looking for?
- Do they look for a different type of art medium from year to year, or is there other criteria for making the selections?
- Should the applicant be familiar with the location at all? Either with previous visits or research, or???
- Where have you been selected to be an artist in the park?
Tip of the Week.
Brent:Practice the principle of Continuity. Think about something that is joined with other things that makes a larger item, such as the rungs on a ladder. When we see that we don’t think, “there’s a rung” we say “there’s a ladder.” So push yourself, what other items can you find and create a photograph of that is built on the individual elements but is part of a larger whole.
David:I’ve discovered Nigel Dantzen. A lot like Thomas Heaton. Something he does is to do his own printing. I don’t have the time. But he will print out his images and then physically mark them up and note what he can improve upon in those images.